Politics

Why we need drug policy reform

What kind of policies could we enact instead? The failure of the war on drugs has led to new ideas and alternative models, including: Decriminalization: While drugs remain illegal and drug use is a prohibited behavior, violations are considered misdemeanors or administrative offenses. Treatment services can be scaled up and people are more inclined to…

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Politics

…if shrooms [grow, gather, gift] get decriminalized…

…people all over the world are talking about decriminalizing natural… [visionary] plants known as entheogens… the first agricultural societies were talking about mushrooms the way we are now, 7,000 years later. It’s essential to understand why advocates… aim for decriminalizing… a decriminalized status means that people who grow, gather or give away mushrooms won’t be…

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Biography/Memoir

Psychedelic decrim bill passes in California senate

[These removed California psychedelic decriminalization SB 519 sections] would have had a major impact on getting people out of jail for the possession of drugs that look to be on the verge of decriminalization. We’ve seen a lot of family reunification stories in cannabis over the past few years – it will be nice to…

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Politics

…the kinder, gentler war on drugs…

The policy extension of… radical love to his son is a full embrace of harm reduction and expanding the conversation about use disorder beyond opioids… has gone from viewing people who use drugs as “addicts running around… already robbing you” to his “beautiful son.” Part of that is likely the impact of seeing the struggle…

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Politics

Constitutional ban on marijuana [and other psychoactives] advances in Idaho Senate

A proposed constitutional amendment that would prevent the legalization of pot [and “illegal” psychoactives] in the state… Backers say the state Constitution needs to be changed because neighboring states have approved marijuana use, and it could happen in Idaho. Original Article (KTVB):Constitutional ban on legal marijuana advances in Idaho SenateArtwork Fair Use: Nancy Reilly Young

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Science

When getting high is [adult] hobby, not a habit

…offers the information in a spirit of radical transparency because he believes that if “grown-ups” like him would talk freely about the role of drugs in their lives, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in… [Dr. Carl Hart, a tenured professor of psychology at Columbia University, an experienced neuroscientist, a father] argues that…

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Politics

…forward with [Oregon measures 109 & 110]…

The Governor’s Budget invests $112.6 million to implement Measure 110 which decriminalizes possession of drugs and invests $5.6 million to begin implementing Measure 109, which legalized psilocybin for medicinal use as a potential treatment for behavioral health disorders… The budget recognizes the enormous need for behavioral health services and includes significant funding for substance use…

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